Posted by MikeT23 on 4/5/2013 12:02:00 PM (view original):
Here's where the failure to communicate is happening:
I'm not say "no". I'm saying "Can we consider the repercussions for a minute?"
You're saying "NOW!!! WE GOTTA DO IT NOW BEFORE ALL THESE GAY PEOPLE REVOLT!!!! IT MUST HAPPEN BEFORE 1 PM TODAY!!!!! OMG!!!! I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN IF IT DOESN'T BUT I BET IT WILL BE HORRIBLE!!!!!! POSSIBLY WORLD-ENDING!!!! OMFG!!!!!!!"
I am considering the repercussions. Are you saying if I think about this for a year I may feel differently? How long? 10 years? 30 years? Should I wait 10 years before I make a decision on any particular political topic?
If we allow gay marriage nationally, and all chaos breaks loose, can't we go "WHOA, hold on. Sorry gays, you can't get married. I didn't see that coming."